In this remarkable book, Bannatyne relives his colourful path to riches, from ice cream salesman to multi-millionaire, explaining how anyone could take the same route as he did, if they really want to.
Hugely articulate, and with numerous fascinating and revealing stories to tell, this is an autobiography and a business book unlike any other. But then, Bannatyne isn't like any other businessman, either.
©2006 Bannatyne Media Ltd; (P)2007 Orion Publishing Group Ltd
I've always admired the public persona of Duncan Bannatyne, since first seeing him on 'Dragons Den', but I didn't know very much about him. I just knew he was a highly successful multi-millionaire with a straight, no-nonsense approach to everything. It's how I wanted to be. Then I bought 'Millionaire MBA' and there he was again - straight-talking, full of common-sense business advice, and a mentor from that point on, albeit at arm's length.
This superb book uncovers the compassion and real humility of the man. It's a great shame it wasn't read by him as well, as I think his great energy is understated and diluted by the narrator. Nonetheless it's a great book about a truly great British entrepreneur and an inspirational, world-class business leader. Whenever I see or hear the words 'Anyone Can Do It' I am usually very sceptical and push my wallet and credit cards deeper into my pocket as I prepare for the 'sales pitch'. This book just isn't a pitch for anything; instead it is a highly motivational, humorous and engaging story of an ordinary Brit with extraordinary drive and determination. Duncan Bannatyne could successfully convince anyone with even modest aspirations to 'go for it', to believe in themselves and the fact that 'Anyone Can Do It'. Thanks Duncan! Highly recommended.
There are 2 great aspects of this book - one is that the story of Duncan's progress is truly inspiring to the common man i.e. you and me can connect to the situations that Duncan went through, we can connect to his thought process which is no \"great shakes\" but simple logic - hence the title \"Anyone can do it\" is a perfect reflection of the message in the biography. Secondly the style in which the book has been written/read conveys the message in simple, common man language and gives you a strong adrenaline kick which urges you to start thinking about doing your own business - simply because 'anyone can do it'. Good Luck!
Excellent audio book. Couldn't but the dam thing down.
Interesting in light to a great achiever in life.
On the same lines as James Cann, just started the Peter Jones audio book and they are worlds apart. Skip Peters and head straight for Duncan's or James :)
All in all it was well spent time. But I would have loved a bit more information on how he started his first businesses. It seemed very compressed to me and I heard not so much about any obstacles and troubles. I think most people would like to hear more about the first million than about the rest.
As I said, a bit more detail.
I am manager of a charity and really enjoy listening to memoirs and political diaries which unlikely to get round to reading.
I enjoyed listening to Duncan Bannatyne's story - once I got used to the narrator not being Duncan.
I recently read Elon Musks book, but didn't get a sense of me being able to to it, he appeared gifted with natural ability.
Where as Duncan's book literally recounts from being dirt poor to 100million plus, simply by using sound logic. It seems very achievable without downplaying the tough bits.
Really enjoyed and learned from it too. Gives a sense of perspective on creating big companies
a different and fascinating account. it is strange he seemed to take so long to get started and then could not stop once launched.
I thought it was an enjoyable listen and a great insight into the life of Duncan Bannatyne. It is motivational in the sense that if someone from such a humble can make it then anyone can.
His story on building up the ice cream business and a few of the challenges that he faced.
I thought his voice was engaging and animated and made it an easy listen.
It didnt make me laugh or cry but i did find it motivational.
Interesting and stimulating
bannatynes honest & gritty storytelling
David Rintouls performance was flawless. His authentic scotch accent made it feel as though it were Duncan himself telling the story.
Yes,for anyone trying to build a business & make a few quid Its the kind of book you don't want to put down.
Bannatyne is a true example of tenacity.He sums up what it takes to survive as an entrepreneur from his days selling ice cream to building his first care home.With his no-nonsense goal focussed approach he walks you through the grind and also the dream. I really enjoyed this book its a good motivator for any budding entrepreneur.
Great inspiring story for entrepreneurs. Above all, the narrator's accent and enthusiasm while telling the story is contagious.
If you're looking for "business secrets", this is not for you. But if you want to crack up and enjoy a good tycoon story, this is light, fun, enjoyable and inspiring.
A definite thumbs up!
"Incredibly inspiring and motivating journey!"
The book is a perfect motivator for someone who loves entrepreneurship and business. More insight would definitely add value to it. Would love to see more from Duncan.
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